BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Music director Andris Nelsons leads a keenly anticipated pairing of works by Shostakovich and Beethoven, featuring the former’s Symphony No. 10 and the latter’s Violin Concerto, with the formidable German soloist Christian Tetzlaff. April 2-4, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org
CHAMBER MUSIC The Borromeo Quartet (above) and NEC students offer a program devoted to Franck’s Piano Quintet and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” (March 30, Jordan Hall, www.necmusic.edu ); the Arneis Quartet and colleagues, among them soprano Tony Arnold, investigate the links between T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” and the works of Beethoven and Sofia Gubaidulina (March 31, 8 p.m., Boston University’s Morse Auditorium, www.arneisquartet.com ); and finally, the Borromeo returns to late Beethoven in a program exploring the genesis of the “Heiliger Dankgesang” from the Quartet Op. 132 and the towering “Grosse Fuge.” (April 2, NEC’s Pierce Hall, www.necmusic.edu ).
SOUND ICON As part of the Boston University residency of Italian composer Pierluigi Billone, the resourceful new music ensemble performs an all-Billone program, with percussionist Mike Williams. April 1, 8 p.m.,
Tsai Performance Center, www.sound
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